PERFORMERS(‘) PRESENT 2016

PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL: 25 OCT - 1 NOV 2016

SYMPOSIUM: 27 - 30 OCT 2016

 

The 2016 Performers(‘) Present celebrated the YST Conservatory building’s 10th anniversary with a weeklong music festival (25 October - 1 November) presenting an eclectic mix of performances by global artists and partners who had over time become the Conservatory’s and Singapore’s friends.

The symposium invited performer-scholars, music researchers, cognitive scientists, psychologists, and all who fit this bill, to present lecture-recitals (40 mins), paper presentations (20 mins), and discussion panels exploring areas including (but not limited to):

  • What is the nature of presence in the act of performing?

  • How do we prepare to be present?

  • How do performance traditions inform present performances of timeless pieces of music?

  • What are the present challenges and opportunities in ’gifting’ classical music today?

  • What are ways that modern cognitive neuroscience elucidates truly present performances?